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MPC Research: Analysis of ABC Bridge Column-to-Footing Joints (MPC-638)

  • Sep 14, 2022 (9:30 - 10:30 am CT; 8:30 - 9:30 am MT)
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Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) has been implemented in bridge construction because it provides advantages for commuters in urban areas. Prefabrication of bridge structural components is a highly effective method and is one of the ABC methods of Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES) proposed by the Federal Highway Administration. There is a need to develop ABC column-to-footing joints for bridges located in moderate- and high-seismic regions. The main goal of the research is to show using advanced analysis methods that such joints constructed with precast elements perform in a satisfactory manner similar to monolithic cast-in-place (CIP) joints. A second goal of the research is to develop guidelines for the seismic design of these joints.


Dr. Chris Pantelides been with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah since 1991 where he is currently a Professor and Associate Chair. He received his B.E. in Civil Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1980, his M.Sc. from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1983 and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1987. He was a design structural engineer in 1980 with Dar-Al-Handasah Consultants; from 1981-82 he was a construction engineer with Odon and Odostromaton, S.A.M

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